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Cold chemical reactions between an ion and a polar molecule play important roles in interstellar chemistry because their reactions have high exothermicity and are very fast. However, they have not been studied sufficiently in laboratories. We have developed a new experimental method to study the reactions and demonstrated the reaction rate measurements between CH3CN and Ne ion.

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Our new method can reveal the the temperature dependence of gas-phase cold ion-polar molecule reactions which have not been studied experimentally.

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Kunihiro Okada
Gakko Hojin Jochi Gakuin

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This page is a summary of: A study of the translational temperature dependence of the reaction rate constant between CH3CN and Ne+ at low temperatures, The Journal of Chemical Physics, September 2020, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/5.0013807.
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